The Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group has received a
$2,500 donation supporting its habitat remediation in the Wood Drive Coastal Wetland in Lambton Shores from Enbridge through its Fueling Futures program. Invasive Phragmites has been described as Canada’s worst invasive species. Phragmites infestation causes a decrease in biodiversity by forming monoculture stands that crowd out native vegetation and wildlife and result in a decrease in available natural habitat and food supply for many native wildlife species, which include Species at Risk. There are a multitude of environmental benefits that come from removing Phragmites from the wetland such as re-establishing greater diversity of native plant and wildlife species and improving water quality, as well as
improving fishing, boating, birding and swimming. Nancy Vidler, Chair of the group said, “We are pleased that Enbridge has provided financial support for our habitat remediation efforts at one of Lambton County’s ecological gems.”
“We are connected to the communities in which we operate in so many ways,” says Pete Sheffield, Enbridge’s Chief Sustainability Officer. “We live in these communities, raise our families in these communities, and as a good neighbor, Enbridge is committed to fueling quality of life.” Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group is a not-for-profit, all volunteer-based organization which, along with numerous like-minded partners, has undertaken several wetland enhancement projects, organized
educational workshops, engaged in numerous outreach events and successfully obtained funding from government and private entities. It has a proven track record for facilitating and managing Phragmites control efforts in an effective, efficient and environmentally responsible manner to enhance Lake Huron coastal
Fueling Futures builds on Enbridge’s long tradition of investing in communities, with a goal of not just giving, but enabling those communities to be resilient by, among other initiatives, funding grassroots conservation and environmental stewardship.
For more information, contact Janice Cuckovic at [email protected]